Helvetica The NFT FAQ.

We recently partnered with KnownUnknown to create an NFT project featuring more than two dozen artists from around the world, working in mediums such as graphic design, branding, footwear design, and photography, all of whom are using Helvetica Now Variable to create unique, original art. Read on for more information about the project. 

eBook: Type Trends 2022

Monotype’s 2022 Type Trends report explores how several socioeconomic, political, and cultural events continue to shape the way we approach creative work and how connect to each other online and offline.

Everything old is new again: a deeper look at nostalgia in design.

Over the past year or two, nostalgia has become a fixture in design of all kinds: typography, fashion, furniture and beyond. We take a look at the complex relationship between reviving heritage design elements and the history they come from. 

Do sci-fi fonts work in the real-world future?

In a recent episode of our Creative Characters podcast, the conversation centered around how the futures we envision aren’t always practical for the reality we live in – both in sci-fi films and fonts in car dashboards. 

Design by trial: Creating meaningful connections in virtual worlds

Elizabeth Ann Clark, Chief Creative Officer at virtual reality studio, AEXLAB, talks about the power of VR in social contexts, some of her favorite design tools, and how her team came to select a student-designed typeface for the face of their flagship game.

Direct from the Studio: More. Helvetica. Now.

Charles Nix, Creative Type Director at the Monotype Studio, takes us on a journey through the evolution of Helvetica®, from its earliest beginnings through to where we are today—the powerful and functional Helvetica Now Variable.

Introducing Monotype Spark™2.0: Low-Memory Scalable Type Just Got Better

Makers of smart watches, wearables, medical devices, automotive dashboards and other resource-constrained devices no longer have to use low-quality bitmap fonts for their displays. The Monotype Spark Solution brings the benefits of scalable type and high-quality multilingual font display to the embedded environment - and it just got a major upgrade.

More of everything, for everyone. Introducing Helvetica Now Variable.

Helvetica Now Variable, new from the Monotype Studio, offers more than a million new Helvetica styles in one state-of-the-art font file, allowing you to create infinite shades of expression, incredible typographic animations, and ultra-refined typography.

Get to know Monotype Fonts.

Monotype Fonts is the only on-demand font service designed by creatives, for creatives—making it easier than ever to find, manage, and share the world’s best typography.

How to find the right font for the job.

These days, designers have more fonts to choose from than ever before. When you’re starting a new project for your brand or receive a client brief, it’s easy to lose valuable time in a cycle of browsing, testing and second-guessing. In this tutorial, Monotype’s Content Manager, Carl Unger, will share helpful tips for choosing the right font.

Variable Fonts at Adobe MAX 2020

Charles Nix, Monotype Creative Type Director, demonstrates how new variable font technology will enable designers to create with exciting, engaging, and effective typography.

Will the real Futura please stand up?

Monotype’s newly released Futura Now family is a revival and expansion of the famous typeface we all know so well. But do we know it, really?

Ed Benguiat, 1927-2020.

Ed Benguiat loved to draw letters. It’s what he did best. When he was not creating a new typeface, he could usually be found working on a piece of hand lettering or logo design for one of his many clients.

The next century of Futura.

It’s difficult to imagine the 20th century without Futura. Released by the Bauer Type Foundry in 1927, Paul Renner’s Futura was a near-instant hit that quickly established itself as an iconic, immovable piece of our shared culture.

Introducing Futura Now: The definitive version of an iconic family.

Futura Now is the definitive version of the definitive geometric sans, re-digitized based on Paul Renner’s original designs and updated to provide a more contemporary typographic palette.

eBook: 5 ways to take the hassle out of asset licensing

Learn how you can develop a simple, more secure approach to font licensing that puts the focus where it belongs: on the creative work itself.

Meet FS Rosa

Serif typefaces are sometimes seen as serious and overtly intellectual, a more somber sister to their laid-back counterpart, the sans serif. But FS Rosa breaks away from these conventions by combining the classic elegance of a serif with warmth and frivolity, created by its round letterforms and curves. 

Behind the creation of FS Renaissance, with Craig Black and Pedro Arilla.

FS Renaissance is a handcrafted display font where each letter stands alone as a piece of art. Craig and Pedro recently shared their perspective on the concepts and creative process behind FS Renaissance.